When Viewing Examples of Student Work:

Often a single example of work may not demonstrate all the required objectives for a particular assignment. Instead students should collectively consider: the required objectives for each assignment, the multiple examples presented on this website and during in class presentations. As well ideas discovered through a student's independent research in combination with various examples and ideas presented by instructor will ultimately be the best approach for synthesizing ideas and reaching the requirements (and unique outcome) for any particular course project. Attendance and participation in all classes and meeting with instructor with Art Assignments in progress well in advance of deadlines will increase chances for desired grade. To access all posts and links for the art part of this course go on the right side of this course website."LISTINGS FOR LECTURES (COURSE TOPICS) & ASSIGNMENTS"

Art Assignment 2: Final Project Assignment Due Saturday April 23

 

 Math in Art - Art Assignment 2: Final Project Assignment 
 

DEADLINE: Saturday  April  23
by 11:30pm (Winnipeg time) 

(Upload 2 Pictures of Assignment to UM Learn) 

Instructor: Derek Brueckner                  
Instructor’s   Email: Derek.Brueckner@umanitoba.ca  
Instructor’s Office: 383 Tache Hall      Note all meetings with instructor will be on Zoom    
Art course website: http://derekbruecknermathinartcourse.blogspot.ca

Summary of Assignment:
Create a large coloured work on illustration board (20 x 30 inches) incorporating at least fifteen* mathematical concepts and iterations (iterations are sub categories of main math concepts) in fifteen distinct visual elements. Start now!
 


Required Art Materials:
20 x 30 inches on illustration board or any other surface that is 20 x 30 inches
3 coloured art materials which must include 1 coloured wet medium (such as gouache, acrylic or watercolour) 

Colour Art Materials Requirements
Combinations of at least 3 different mediums (art materials) or more must be used with colour.
NOTE: Colour means that people are not permitted.to use pure; black, or white, or grays, or bronze, or silver, or gold  as a top layer are 
Instead mixing tintsshades, or tones of colour is permitted.  

To correct any problems people may also use coloured glazes/washes to cover/layer over white, or black, or gray, or silver, or gold areas provided there is transformation by the hues (colour) from the colour wheel are dominant.  

You may also use coloured glazes/washes over white or gray, silver or gold to transform them with hues

One medium must be a wet medium used in the work (like art assignment1).  

***  NOTE: not following the above colour requirements will result in a grade deduction of 1 letter grade. (0.5 GPA grade)  ***


The colour art mediums to choose from include: 
(Combinations of at least 3 different mediums (art materials) or more must be used with colour.)
coloured pencil
coloured ink
coloured markers
various types of water based paints (wet mediums choices of acrylic, or gouache, or watercolour) 
oil pastels
minimum amount of coloured collage

Check art supply list for more details regarding various mediums/art materials. If people wish to use other materials not on the art supply list consult with instructor prior to using materials.
 
 
DEADLINE
 
GRADE  PENALTIES for LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

All photos of assignments are due to be uploaded on UM Learn by 11:00pm (Winnipeg time) of Deadline Date. 


GRADE DEDUCTION:

Any assignment uploaded past 11:00pm (Winnipeg time) deadline date is considered late. Assignments submitted late on the day of assignment deadline will be deducted one letter grade. (For example a late assignment that is evaluated at a B+ letter grade will receive a letter grade) 


ZERO GRADE:

No assignments will be accepted beyond 24hrs (Winnipeg time) on any given deadline date. Any assignment submitted beyond 24hrs on any given deadline date of any assignment deadline date will receive a ZERO Grade. 

Practice taking photos and uploading photos of assignment ahead of deadline! 


GET STARTED ON ASSIGNMENT!!! 

People are given over 5 weeks to work on each art assignment – start assignment immediately!  


ASSIGNMENT DUE:
Saturday April 23        by 11:30pm (Winnipeg time) 


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PARTS 1 to 4     for    Art Assignment 2

 

PART 1:       15 Mathematical Requirements for Art Assignment 2:

1) Six  mandatory mathematical concepts/iterations to include the following: 
Fractal  (one type of Fractal)
Perspective  (one type of Perspective)
Conic Constructions (one type of Conic Construction) 
Platonic Solid or Polyhedra (one type of Platonic Solid or Polyhedra)
Hyperbolic Construction (one type of Hyperbolic Construction)
Topology (one type of Topology)
 See chart of Math concepts/iterations D to I listed below. 


2) Nine  remaining mathematical concepts/iterations to select below. 
    See chart of Math concepts/iterations A to I listed below. 

Chart of Mathematical Concepts & Corresponding Iterations
Main Mathematical Concepts (A to I) 
      Possible Corresponding Iterations (sub-categories) to Main Mathematical Concepts
A) Euclidean Constructions
Constructions 1 to 6, some single iterations could include: Perpendicular Bisector, Angle Duplication, Circle Center, Parallel Lines, Line Segment into Equal Parts, etc.
B) Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Sequence
Golden Triangles; Golden Rectangle; Golden Spiral, acute and obtuse golden triangles (with constructions).
Symbols/numbers for Fibonacci Sequence
C) Symmetries
Symmetrical Objects;  Frieze Patterns; Wallpaper Designs, Tessellations, etc
D) Fractals
  Tree Fractals iterations; Koch Snowflake;    
Sierpinski Gasket; Sierpinski Carpet; Cantor Set;  T-Square Fractal,  etc.
E) Perspective
1-Point; 2-Point; multiple 2-Point; 3-Point
F) Conics
Circle; Ellipse; Parabola; Hyperbola; Cardioid
G) Polyhedra
5 Platonic Solids; Other Polyhedra Solids
H) Hyperbolic Plane
Any construction in Hyperbolic Geometry or depict a Tiling of Hyperbolic Plane
 I) Topology
Möbius Strip; Klein Bottle; Torus; Tori; Homotopic Morphing and Deformations





PART 2 & 3:  Main Art Requirements for Art Assignment 2:

While composing the mathematical concepts/iterations consider the assignment’s whole visual design and composition in relation to the math concepts/iterations and art objectives below:

Summary:  15 Math Concepts in Colour (once again no pure black, white, silver or gold), unified composition (including movement and flow) and optical illusion of space. (Intervals, overlapping and interaction of shape and line, strategic use of high and low colour contrast)
  
 
PART 2) Composition, Colour, Editing, Uniqueness & Intentions

A) Composition:
 
i) Movement and flow (2 Dimensional design) 
 
ii) Overlapping of elements that create a progression of space (create the illusion of 3-dimensional space by  
     progressively overlapping elements)
 
iii) Consider a variety and complexity of: shape, line (including Math construction lines)  Interaction of shape, line, intervals,  and their organization in relation to each other in the overall picture.  (Variety of size and thickness)
    
 
B) Colour: 
Use colour to reinforce the progression of space (illusion of 3 Dimensional space created by strategic use of colour)
 
 
C) Editing, Layering, and Revising: 
 Additive & subtractive processes of materials, opaqueness and transparency of materials (Video of Art Assignment Demonstrations using Art Materials by Instructor will be presented each class for all scheduled art lectures) (process is by-product for reaching assignment requirements 4A to 4C and all requirements in general)  Lines and shapes should be particularly neat and precise in foreground and to middle ground areas.
 
 
 D) Unity and Uniqueness: 
Collectively consider how all the above characteristics of the art materials work together (unified) in the design of the work. How does the work exceptionally demonstrate the assignment requirements in a unique and complex way?

E) Clarity of Intentions: Work demonstrates clear intentions in relation to art and math concepts  Different use of art materials, styles and context and relationship between different sensibilities (controlled/analytical and uncontrolled/intuitive processes/styles). Use art materials that best serve your needs for achieving the assignment requirements.
 
 
PART 3) Art Materials and Process - Integrated investigative process in physicality, layering and work optics  (by-products of PART 2C and also relates to PART 2E)

A) Thick and thin applications of materials

B) Mark making

C)  Matt and gloss surfaces/materials

D) Once again use art materials that best serve your needs for achieving the assignment requirements. At least three art materials are required including one wet medium (acrylic, watercolour, or gauche)   
 
 
 
 
 
 
PART 4:   2 Photographs Required:  See link below for more details
Name and All 15 concepts with corresponding iterations should be clearly indicated and neatly labelled and temporarily placed on work when photographing assignment. Photographs submitted on UM Learn for evaluation.

2 Photographs of Art Assignment Required:
1 of 2 Photographs requires labels of 15 mathematical concepts and corresponding iterations.


 
 


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Check List for Final Project Assignment:


PART 1) 15 mathematical concepts/iterations (Including the 6 mandatory mathematical concepts/iterations)*

PART 2) Variety, complexity, unity and space in the over all design (composition) including*Main Part of Assignment

A) Movements and Flow in Overall Composition *
Overlapping of Shape and Line *

B) Colour *.

C) Editing, Layering and Revising *
 
 D) Unity and Uniqueness *
          
E) Clarity of Intentions *
 
 

PART 3) Art Materials and Process - Integrated investigative process in physicality, layering and work optics  (by-products of PART 2 C and also relates to PART 2E)



PART 4) 2 Photographs of Art Assignment 2 *
                1 of 2 Photographs requires labels of 15 mathematical concepts and corresponding iterations

* = very important points
All the above points in the check list are important but special emphasis should be placed on the points with the highlighted asterisks.
 
 
 
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Auxillary Information to Assist in Completing Assignment:

Process in Making Work:

Research and Investigate Options in Assignment: Forms and elements (mathematical concepts) should overlap at times - consider the overlapping in interesting and unique ways.  This is one aspect of the work when considering composition. Some preliminary trial and error explorations are required in the final assignment in terms of balancing the combination of visual elements from being too visually noisy to being boring or too straightforward. Avoid committing into compositional choices for the entire assignment during the early design stages of the work. When budgeting the time to work on the assignment it is best to assume that mistakes will be made and for the most part are unavoidable. Overall the process will involve working through mistakes and ultimately learning more about art materials, art processes and maybe even coming up with a more advanced level of composition in the work. Once again a subtractive additive process and determining which of the chosen materials is opaque and which materials are transparent will be strong tools for learning to edit and layer the work and potentially revise original plans.

As part of the process people may do the following as a study for the final Project: photograph the Final Project in progress, print out the photo of the work in progress, investigate and experiment with art materials on the print out exploring various directions and options for the composition and design of the work. People must find  processes that work best in allowing preliminary investigations and offer various options when designing and combining shapes, line, colour and art materials into the overall composition. For the final project at the very least people should use a sketchbook to experiment and explore options, ultimately finding variety and solutions to problems when resolving the Final Project. Remember there is a symbiotic relationship between the studies (small preliminary works) and the final project assignment.

Scale of Visual Elements: There can be a hierarchy in scale of visual elements (mathematical concepts and surrounding space). Some concepts may cover the majority of illustration board while other mathematical concepts will cover smaller sections. Consider the visual intervals (distances and optical spaces) between each of the mathematical concepts and consider those visual interactions and overlapping in the overall composition and design.

Colour: Using colour, consider where high contrast and low contrast can be conveyed with in the composition. For further assistance review the colour theory lecture on line for the art component of the course at: http://derekbruecknermathinartcourse.blogspot.ca

Alternative Art Materials not listed in Art Supply List: People are free to augment the assignment by incorporating some alternative art mediums beyond the Supplies List into the Final Project, however this must be discussed in advance with instructor.

Additional Research: Further information regarding design, composition and use of materials will be reiterated in lectures. People may also look at books involving design at the Architecture Fine Arts Library and or research on line.

Consultation with Instructor: Instructor will be available for consultation primarily after each class. For any consultations with instructor regarding the Final Project it would be very important and useful for people to bring sketches or preliminary work, art materials and final project in progress to the consultation.  During the consultation the instructor will not expect the work to be resolved, but instead will expect a work in progress with: problems, unresolved areas and mistakes. It is hoped that the consultation will assist the person to potentially pursue new options and experiment/investigate with additional ideas in order to improve or resolve the project. If any aspect of the final project assignment text is unclear please consult with instructor regarding that as well.

Please note consultations with art instructor should happen well in advance of the Final Project deadline.
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Examples of Assignment 2 Due Thursday April 21

 

 Often a single example of work may not demonstrate all the required objectives for a particular assignment. 

Instead students should collectively consider: the required objectives for assignment, the multiple examples presented on this website and during in class presentations. 

As well ideas discovered through a student's independent research in combination with various examples and ideas presented by instructor will ultimately be the best approach for synthesizing ideas and reaching the requirements (and unique outcome) for any course project. 

Attendance/participation in all classes and meeting with instructor with Art Assignments in progress well in advance of deadlines will increase chances for desired grade.